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it's failed to recruit enough staff and could lose as much as $77 million for not covering the contract. the government has to deploy an additional 3,500 personnel. the u.s. olympic committee said it's too late to change the uniforms the athletes will wear. the uniforms are manufactured overseas. here in the united states, visa, mastercard and a host of big banks agreed to pay more than $6 billion to settle a huge anti-trust lawsuit. it has to do with alleged price fixing of so-called swipe fees charged by retailers when they accept a credit card for you.
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don't celebrate just yet. that means the deal will mean they can pass the charge to you. that deal still needs to be approved by a judge. one of the world's largest banks is saying today, sorry. ba barklay's apologized for the scandal that dominated business news this month. see the road, don't drive down it. but that's not stopping drivers in houston who seemingly have no choice at this point. as much as 10 inches of rain fell in the past three days. flood warnings remain in effect throughout the city. a boston area community in shock today after learning that a local pastor and one member of his church are in the hands of kidnappers. not a lot of information available, but it happened in egypt in the dangerous area of northern sinai. we're told that he was on a tour bus in egypt. he was stopped and taken hostage along with a woman from the group traveling with him and their egyptian tour guide. the kidnappers have made some demands. i want to go straight to liam martin, with cnn affiliate wcvd. he joins us live in massachusetts. liam, you've had the opportunity
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to talk to the family, get a sense of whether they're hopeful. what can you tell us about what they've learned about the pastor's situation? >> reporter: poppy, all they know right now is that he is okay. the egyptian who kidnapped them has said they're going to be okay. he's been feeding them dinners and taking care of them. he essentially wants to exchange them for his uncle who is in prison in egypt right now. we're at the home of the pastor in boston. several of his family members have been here all day. they say to find strength in one another. he's been a pastor of two pentecostal churches here in the boston area for 34 years. tonight, this community is turning its prayers toward him. >> we don't have any more information other than what we hear in the news and what you guys are hearing. we're all in good spirits, because we know that the god we serve is in control of the matter. the only concern that we have at the moment is that he is diabetic and the conger they hold him, i want to assume that it's ngoing to work in his favo.
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>> there's no words to describe how we're feeling. we want him returned to boston safety. >> reporter: his a pair
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of campaign stops today in the battleground state of virginia. he campaigned under rainy skies near richmond where he ignored
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mitt romney's demand that he call off campaign attacks on romney's business career. instead, he once again accused romney of building bain capital by outsourcing u.s. jobs overseas. president obama and mitt romney, take a look on your screen, neck and neck in the state of florida. a mason-dixon poll of likely voters has the president at 46%, romney at 45%, and 7% still undecided. 3. 5% error of margin. more politics ahead. we're going to show you that complete interview at the bottom of this hour. the city of scranton, pennsylvania is flat broke. it's paying its police officers and firefighters minimum wage. one of those firefighters joins me live next. and take a look at this x-ray.
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perhaps nothing illustrates the nation's financial crisis more than this simple fact. scranton, pennsylvania is paying its police officers and firefighters minimum wage. the people who protect us, who put their lives on the line, how did scranton get to this point? here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: john judge is a 10-year veteran of the scranton fire department. when he opened his paycheck recently, he was upset but not surprised. >> $7.25 an hour. >> reporter: minimum wage, an 80% pay cut for judge, his fellow firefighters, police and other public servants.
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>> they have members in our bargaining unit whose sons and daughters who are out for the summer in high school who are working at pools as lifeguards or working at small part-time job making $8.50, $9 an hour and their father is running into burning buildings for $7.25 an hour and it's ridiculous. >> reporter: he places most of the blame on this man, scranton mayor chris daugherty. recently, daugherty unilaterally cut the paychecks of 400 city workers, including his own, to minimum wage. he says he has no choice, that the city can't pay the bills. >> right now we have a $16 million deficit. i'm trying to keep the city operational. not only paying employees and keeping the garbage and fire trucks running, keeping the police cars running, being able to pave the streets, take care of the parks. so it's a challenge for us. >> reporter: one financial analyst calculated scranton only
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had $5,000 cash in the bank last week, that it's up to now $130,000. unpaid bills have forced scranton to borrow money to stay afloat. now lenders are spooked because the city didn't pay a debt and the mayor and city council can't agree on a plan. the mayor wants to raise taxes. the council wants to find other sources of revenue. two other cities, stockton, california and san bernardino opted for bankruptcy. but analysts say even in this climate, scranton's problems are rare. last year, less than 2% of american cities found themselves without enough cash to coverer more than a month's expenses. scranton has averaged enough just for one day.
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>> we're going to bring this home. you see the man on your home? he is a firefighter in scranton. he's being doing this for ten years and joins us live. thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> so you are the face of what's happening in scranton, pennsylvania. your pay has been cut 66%. you're making $7. 25 an hour, supporting a family, two young kids. did you think this would happen, bob? >> no. we really had no idea. we were given less than a week's notice that this would occur. >> what does it mean for you personally? bring it home to the viewer who is saying this might not happen in my hometown, what does it mean for you and your family when you ohmyou opened that las paycheck? >> i'm a very proud parent and to be able to provide for my family. i'm concerned that if this main
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ta tans, i won't be able to do that. >> you're putting it in perspective. there are men and women trying to support their family not having jobs, but at minimum wage, you can be flipping burgers, doing some other job and not putting your life on the job. you are every single day. does that change how you do your job? >> yeah, it does. through this, you know, we've remained unified. we are protecting the city. we're going to work as usual. really hoping for a quick resolution to this. this measure of stalled politics is basically has us caught in the middle right now. >> what about safety? you think about what you're
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making and do you worry that you might hesitate before running into a burning building or your colleagues might hesitate before doing that? >> no, i always aspired to be a firefighter and i never really thought i would become rich in becoming a firefighter. we're not hesitating. we're there protecting the residents of the city of scranton. it's not their fault this is happening. just like it's not our fault. but we're relying upon each other in the stations to keep each other positive. but this is a catastrophic blow to the majority of our members. >> a catastrophic blow indeed. tell me a little bit about what you're most concerned about right now. when you go home and sit at the dinner table with your kids, family, what are you thinking about? >> with two small children, you know, the stress associated with bringing home enough money to buy formula, diapers and food, that's coming into play right now. that's not considering mortgage
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costs, small amount of student loan debt that my wife and i have and regular utilities. we've always maintained a frugal lifestyle because we're very happy and satisfied with the career paths we've chosen. it's getting tight right now. i'm living on savings right now, and that can last us about three weeks. >> three weeks? >> correct. >> so what's your plan? what if this doesn't get resolved, do you move, go to another city where they need firefighters? do you go somewhere else? >> you know, i believe in the area. i'm from the area. i'm not going to quit. i'm not going to uproot my family at this point. i would like to remain optimistic right now and high pressure that both sides can come to a speedy resolution. with that said, i need to provide for my family. so my wife and i will have some decisions to make. >> absolutely understandable. bob, thank you.
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i appreciate it. good luck and we'll keep following this. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> scranton is not alone. other cities are cutting salaries and services. san bernardino, california declared bankruptcy. tonight, we have a special for you. we're going to talk a lot more about scranton, the possible threats to public safety and security in a number of cities that are threatened right now by the financial crisis. coming up next, disturbing images of a woman assaulted in india. this video has gone viral. [ male announcer ] let's say you need to take care of legal matters. wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we took the best of the old and combined it with modern technology. together you get quality services on your terms, with total customer support. legalzoom documents have been accepted in all 50 states,
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himself up at a wedding in afghanistan today. the u.s. embassy reports that more than 20 people were killed during that explosion. among them, a leading member of the afghan parliament. now a video from northeast india that's gone viral. but before we show this to you, we have to warn you the images you're about to see are very disturbing. you see a 23-year-old woman hopelessly encircled by the crowd. they grab her, hit her. police have identified a total of 14 suspects in this. but only four arrested thus far. the suspects face charges of molestation, unlawful restraint, vulgar behavior and causing harm. if convicted they face time in prison. you're looking at the x-ray of a person who is incredibly lucky to be alive. we'll tell you the occupational hazard that led to this. but first, when it comes to planning for your child's future, experts suggest saving
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it is most certainly not breaking news that jobs are hard to come by. but they are especially hard for young americans. we look at how some cash strapped cities are getting creative. >> reporter: at 19 years old, she's already endured plenty of hardship. >> our house went into foreclosure and after that we went from house to house living with other people. >> reporter: after three years of bouncing around to multiple homes with her mom and three siblings, her living situation took a toll. she was forced to drop out of high school in order to help support her family. according to the bureau of labor statistics, the unemployment rate for 16 to 24-year-olds looking for a job is more than
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double the 8.2% unemployment rate nationwide. in this economy, they're competing against more experienced workers also looking for a job. for many young people, it's their first time entering the job market. to gain experience and build a resume. working toward getting her g.e.d., taking classes at a baltimore youth center. the downed economy is making it tougher for young people to find work. many state and local governments that are also facing tight budgets are left to find creative ways to invest in their youth. 21-year-old ty lewis was fired at the orthopedic unit at baltimore's mercy medical center. 7,000 young people registered in the program. 5,300 got a job. >> this is what i like to do.
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so this gives me more experience to show me how things work so when i get to grad school. if i didn't have this job, i wouldn't be able to pay for some of my bills that i have or for next semester, food, expenses, stuff like that. >> we're hoping that young people learn how to go to work, learn the soft skills that employers say they want when they hire somebody in terms of being on time, reporting to work every day, being able to follow directions. >> reporter: stimulus money for programs like this one ran out in 2010. but baltimore partnered with the private sector to keep it going. officials say investing in youth now will likely pay off in the long run. sandra endow, cnn, baltimore. coming up now on half past the hour. let's get caught up on the
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headlines. a family and church congregation near boston waiting for any news out of egypt. this is why. a pastor, one woman from his group and a tour guide were kidnapped in egypt. the last we heard, they're being held in northern sinai. the kidnappers reportedly don't want money but demanding their relatives be released from an egyptian jail. visa and mastercard have agreed to, get this, a $6 billion settlement, settling a huge anti-trust lawsuit. it has to do with alleged price fixing of so-called swipe fees that retailers charge when you use a credit card. an attorney for the national association of convenience stores said his organization is not supporting this settlement. >> well, you have to read the fine print when you deal with credit card companies and that's true here, too. when you read the fine print, it's eye opening. they're not going to reduce the
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fees, even for the eight months. what they're going to do is give merchants the equivalent of that amount of cash and keep raising the fees. the cruel joke is, by the time any merchant gets some of these -- this money, they will have raised the fees on the merchant's more than what they paid out in the first place. so merchants are paying for it themselves. >> here's why. this allows retailers to start passing on extra fees to you, the shopper, when you pay with your credit card. a judge still needs to approve that settlement. the losses mount but the stock rises at jpmorgan chase. losses linked to that botched trade out of london climbed to $5.8 billion. also today, "the new york times" is reporting that federal regulators are looking into whether or not the bank had employees trying to defraud investors. at the closing bell on friday,
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jpmorgan stock was up almost 6% on the day. a massachusetts prison guard is lucky to be alive today. he's recovering after an inmate stabbed him in the neck with a hand made knife three weeks ago. the x-rays show how close it came to killing or paralyzing him. the wife credits the doctors and their wife. >> they told me it missed the final cord by half a sent meter. we have faith in god and i believe it was a miracle. just seeing that, it took my breath away. >> no kidding. the surgery to remove that knife took six hours. did joe paterno try to cash in as the sandusky scandal was exploding at penn state? that's a question raised today by "the new york times" reporting that the late football coach and school officials began renegotiating joe paterno's contract the same month he testified to a grand jury in the sandusky sex abuse case. the deal gave paterno a package
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worth more than $5 million. his legacy has been very tarnished since the publication of a report that came out on thursday. by now, you've likely heard of bain capital and the firm that mitt romney once led is a huge topic on the campaign trail. coming up next, romney says the obama campaign has crossed the line. his interview is next. i didn't know how i was gonna to do it, but i knew i was gonna get that opportunity one day, and that's what happened with university of phoenix. nothing can stop me now. i feel like the sky's the limit with what i can do and what i can accomplish. my name is naphtali bryant and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you. enroll now. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to
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a lot of americans are still learning about mitt romney's business background, and the obama campaign is trying its best to influence what they learned. romney says his years at bain capital created thousands of jox. the obama team insist romney's deals sent american jobs overseas. the latest dispute, when romney left his post as leader of bain and whether he oversaw deals that led to outsourcing. he addressed it all in an interview with correspondent jim acosta. >> governor, thanks for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. there are s.e.c. filings stating you were ceo past 1999, when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i was the owner of an entity that is filing that information. but i have no role whatsoever in
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the management of bain capital after february of 1999. not that would have been a problem to have said i was with the firm beyond that, but i wasn't. i left in february of 1999 to run the olympics. i relinquished all management authority and role in bain capital after february of 1999. >> how do you explain that discrepancy that your name is on these filings and yet you said you left the firm in 1999? weren't you concerned at some point these filings might become public and people would see your name was still on these file sngs >> there's nothing wrong with being associated with bain capital, but i left any role at bain capital in february of 1999. and that's known and said by the people at the firm. it's said by the documents offering documents that the firm made subsequently about people investing in the firm. and i think anybody who knows i
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was running the olympics would understand that's where i was. i spent three years running the olympic games and after that was over, we worked out our departure. there's a difference between being a shareholder and a person who is running an entity. i had no role whatsoever in managing bain capital after february of 1999. by the way, this is all an effort on the part of the president's campaign to diverse attention from the fact that the president has been a failure when it comes to reigniting america's economy. we've had 41 straight months one employment above 8%. so he continues to try and find some way to attack me, other than to talk about policy. and it's time to talk about what it will take to get america working again. >> you also testified in 2002 in front of the massachusetts ballot law commission, your campaign provided us with a document from that filing, and it says, i'll read you a line,
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it says the respondent, mitt romney, returned to massachusetts from utah to attend meetings at staples, a company you helped create when you were at bain capital. isn't that active participation at a bain related company? >> well, actually staples at that point was an investment by bain capital. bain capital had distributed its shares in staples, so my involvement with staples was entirely on a personal basis. i continue to be involved with the company. bain capital had no further interest in staples at that point. >> you mentioned the president's campaign -- >> yeah, i have -- there is going to be every effort to find some kind of attack piece on the part of the obama campaign. but interestingly, every independent fact checker that's looked at this in depth has said that the president's claims are false, misleading, wrong
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headed. it got multiple pinocchios from one reviewer. what he's doing is everything in his power to try and divert attention from the fact that his policies have failed the american people. these kinds of attacks are simply completely out of character for what we expect from the president. >> when we come back, romney has some very strong words for the president and his campaign. >> there's no question but that his campaign is putting out information which is false and deceptive and dishonest and they know it and they ought to stop. >> deceptive, dishonest. we'll tell you what mitt romney is referring to in the second half of his interview coming up next.
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mitt romney says the obama campaign has just gone too far with this latest attacks on his business career, and recent comments made by an kam aide got under his skin. jim acosta asked romney about those remarks in the second half of their extended interview. >> let me ask you about what the campaign has said. as you know, president obama's deputy campaign manager, stephanie cutter, was very harsh on a conference call on thursday. listen to what she said and we'll get your response afterwards. >> either mitt romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at bain to the s.e.c., which is a felony, or he was misrepresenting his position at bain to the american people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments. >> she suggested you might be
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guilty of a felony, governor romney. what is your response to that? >> is that really what's expected from the campaign of the sitting president of the united states? of the republican nominee of his party? is this the level that the obama campaign is willing to stoop to? is this -- is this up to the standards expected of the presidency of the united states? i don't think the american people think so. i certainly don't think so. i think it's a very disappointing revelation on their part. let's talk about what it takes to get america working again and to help the american people in very difficult times, as opposed to having a campaign doing what they said from the beginning. he announced one of their insiders said their campaign was going to be based upon the strategy of "kill romney." that's what they are doing. it's disgusting and demeaning and something the president should stop.
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>> do you believe you're being swift boated in this campaign? >> well, in hadn't heard that term, but i think what the president is doing is terribly destructive to the political process and beneath what the people of america expect from someone who said he was going to rise above partisan politics and bring a new era of change to washington. we're not seeing that in this campaign so far. >> both campaigns on thursday, governor romney, were basically calling each other liars. is that the kind of campaign the american people should expect? and shouldn't your campaign take some responsibility for calling the president's campaign and their people liars? >> you know what? the president's campaign has done so far is run advertisement after advertisement, which is then shown by independent fact checkers to be wrong, false, misleading, yet they keep running them and hold press conferences continuing to speak about them. at some point, you have to
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respond. you can't just have the airwaves covered with these ads day in and day out without saying those are false. >> so is the president lying about your record, governor romney? >> there's no question but that his campaign is putting out information which is false and deceptive and dishonest and they know it and ought to stop. >> they've called on you to release more of your tax returns. you released your 2010 tax return. bill clinton was on the "today" show saying you should release more. as you know, during the republican primaries, newt gingrich, rick perry all called for you to release your taxes. those are leaders from both parties saying you should release more of your taxes. when are you going to release more of your taxes and how many years? >> i've indicated that -- well, first of all, we've complied with the law. the law requires us to full out a full financial disclosure and that i've done. in addition, i've put out one
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year of tax returns. we'll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready and that's what we're going to put out. people always want to get more, and we're putting out what is required, plus more that is not required. and those are the two years that people are going to have and that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances and look, if people believe this should be a campaign about attacking one another on a personal basis and go back to the kinds of attacks that were suggested in some campaigns in the past, i don't want to go there. i want this to be a campaign about the direction for america and about who can get america working again and who can reign in the excessive deficits you're seeing in washington. the president apparently is not ready for an honest and important debate about the future of america. >> we have to go, governor. >> he's insisting on make thing a campaign of attacks. >> i wanted to ask you, there
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was an item in the drudge report that said your campaign is vetting condoleezza rice or looking at condoleezza rice as a front runner for vice president. i know it's been your position not to talk about the vetting process or the vice presidential process. but are you concerned about your campaign and your candidacy being associated with so many members of the bush administration? you were holding a fund-raiser with dick cheney on thursday. john bolton is associated with your campaign and apparently you've been talking with condoleezza rice. are you concerned about that kind of association when that administration is still not very popular with the american people? >> well, i don't have anything to say about the vice presidential process. of course, i speak with people of a wide range of political backgrounds and views. john bolton is a very different person than condoleezza rice, who is a very different person. for instance than george schultz and henry kissinger.
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i speak with people i agree with and disagree with. but my policies as relate to foreign and domestic policy are mine. they're not the carbon copy of any person's in the past. particularly with regards to domestic policy right now, what we have to do to get this economy going is very different than what happened under prior presidencies of president bush. this is a very different time with a very serious ongoing, distressed economy. i know what it takes to get this economy going. my jobs' recovery plan will do just that. and it's something i'm proud of and the american people deserve to have a discussion about that issue, not these attacks coming from the president. >> thank you very much for your time. we appreciate it. >> thanks, guys. >> interesting interview there. tomorrow on "state of the union," ed galespe will talk about his candidate's history at bain capital. and more on cnn's state of the union with candy crowley sundy
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well, more than a hundred thousand children here in the united states are lured into prostitution every year, that's according to the national center for missing and exploited children. actress jada pinket smith said it was her 11-year-old daughter who suggested that she do something to help.
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she sat down one-on-one with cnn to talk about it. >> one day, my 11-year-old daughter came to me and said mommy, did you know that there were girls my age in the united states that are being trafficked for sex. and i didn't. >> having your 11-year-old daughter come to you and talk to you about sex trafficking is probably seemingly unusual for most. i think for my daughter and the kinds of conversations that we have and engage in, it wasn't shocking that willow would approach me with the idea of sex trafficking and approach me with the idea that she wants to lend her voice and her face to a cause like this. what was shocking was the idea that there were children her age
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being the exploited in our country. any of us could be any of these children that are having to endure this violence and this enslavement. when i was growing up, luckily enough, i wasn't really exposed to trafficking of human beings. i was more exposed to trafficking of drugs. that was the biggest issue in baltimore, maryland is that we had a huge, huge drug problem; bi time heroin, heroin and crack. i feel bless today haed to have on the streets of baltimore and survived because everything else seems quite easy in regards to what i was confronted with. i didn't distance myself from drugs in baltimore. i was actually smack dead in the
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middle of it. where i got to learn a lot about life having that opportunity to be able to navigate and survive what i survived in baltimore definitely prepared me for the life that i have now. >> good perspective there. you can see more fascinating interviews like that one. you can just go to cnn.com/video and you can search red chair. moving on, a man arrested for driving under the influence sings for police. literally. and it's all kaugt on tape. amusing dash cam moments tragt ahead. an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig, i am committed to making a difference, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you.
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police dash cams have caught some pretty memorable moments over the years. the one you're about to see might be one of the more amusing ones. here's cnn's judy most. >> reporter: what would we do without police dash cams showing us half-naked speeders and even a bank robber eating the evidence. but this royal canadian mounted police dash cam recorded something special. a guy in edson, alberta was pulled over in a pick up. >> i didn't see you. i was intoxicated. but you grabbed me. and i have an ear, but it doesn't even matter. >> reporter: maybe he couldn't speak so well, but he sure managed to sing all of the bohemian rhapsody by queen.
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♪ momma, just killed a man ♪ put a gun against his head ♪ pulled my trigger ♪ now he's dead >> reporter: he sang the lyrics flawlessly for almost 6 minutes. even after they arrived at the station house, the mownty let him finish the song. the mounty only admonished him once. >> sir, calm down. >> i can't. >> reporter: a lot of people can't stop singing the bohemian rhapsody. ♪ i see a little silhouetteo of a man ♪ >> reporter: parts of the dash cam solo were frightening. ♪ momma >> reporter: you've got to give the guy credit. even beyonce messed up the words
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to the song and she was stone cold sober. authorities have charged robert wilkenson with drunk driving. he's an unemployed home brewer. wilkenson told the smoking gun that he's the one with the dash cam video go onto youtube. our police cruiser did improvise just once at the very end of the sock and he did it in a witty way. instead of saying nothing really matters, he sang: ♪ nothing really matters, even the rcmp ♪ >> reporter: in fact, he put on his glasses and awaited his removal. his priority is rhapsodizing like a bohemia. . cnn, new york.
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>> well, in atlanta, we'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern. "cnn presents" cruise to disaster begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> friday, 13th of january. italian cruise ship costa concordia has just left its port. the more than 4,000 passengers and crew on board have no idea of the terror that was about to unfold. >> all of the sudden, bang. the lights went out. and the ship lifted.
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>> thesight side of the ship is the bottom of the ship. >> everybody was panicking. everybody was running for their own lives. >> it showed the kind of chaos the ill preparedness they had. >> i remember thinking, we're going to die. just get it over with. >> today, the costa concordia lies on its side off the italian island. one of the largest cruise ships in the world ripped apart by rocks. 32 people died on this ship on that cold, january night. a cnn investigation has pieced together the multiple failures of that night and their far-reaching consequences for the cruise ship lines. the tragic mistakes on board the costa concordia raised the question. just how safe is going on a cruise? he

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